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Compact robotic welding cell requires only 32.8 sq. ft. of floor space

October 7, 2011

Reis Robotics offers the RV10-6 compact robotic welding cell. The movable, enclosed cell includes the robot, a high-capacity RobotStarV control, and two freely programmable additional axes. All supply, exhaust, and safety requirements are integrated within the cell. Its floor space requirement is...

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Robotic welding package suitable for small operations - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding package suitable for small operations

October 7, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced ArcPack™ Lean 1410, a fully configured, quick-start robotic welding package suitable for small operations. The system includes an IRB 1410 robot; an IRC5 compact controller; a Fronius TransSteel 3500 power supply and wire feeder; and a Tregaskiss 500-amp,...

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"Fabricating industry continues to show its mettle," says association president

October 7, 2011

The current decade promises to be one of the most exciting periods in recent memory for the metal fabricating and forming industry, according to Ed Youdell, president and CEO of Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. In a recent feature article, Youdell credited...

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Advance Mfg. celebrates 50th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Advance Mfg. celebrates 50th anniversary

October 7, 2011

Advance Mfg. Co. Inc., Westfield, Mass., marks 50 years in the precision machining industry in 2011. Founded by Tony Amanti in 1961 with $10,000, a handful of employees, and a few machines, the firm now employs nearly 200 at its 120,000-sq.-ft. facility and remains family-owned and -operated....

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MHIA names new CEO

October 7, 2011

George W. Prest has been named CEO of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C. He succeeds John Nofsinger, who will retire on Dec. 31. Prest has more than 30 years of experience in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He has been recognized for his...

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Eriez marks 40th anniversary with Mexico affiliate

October 7, 2011

Eriez Equipos Magneticos S.A. (EEMSA) celebrates this October its 40th anniversary as an Eriez® affiliate. The 20,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico, produces the company's magnetic, vibratory, and inspection equipment under the same quality and design specifications as Eriez...

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Adjustable shim lifts, supports 10,000 lbs - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable shim lifts, supports 10,000 lbs

October 7, 2011

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microshim, a precision, adjustable shim for machine adjustment and leveling in production plants, machine shops, utilities, and other industrial facilities. Typical applications include positioning large machinery, leveling grinding equipment, adjusting...

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Gas blending system allows for blending, diluting up to five component gases - TheFabricator.com

Gas blending system allows for blending, diluting up to five component gases

October 7, 2011

The Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced the Parker gas blending system. It allows users to blend or dilute up to five component gases to produce customized gas mixtures. The system draws from five separate pure gas sources to generate a controlled blend....

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Durable Technologies established to manage three business units

October 7, 2011

Durable Mecco, Durable Machine, and VisiMark have become part of Durable Technologies, Worcester, Mass., the top-level entity created to manage these different business units. The company reports it is improving internal communications capabilities, expanding its technical team, and adding...

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Press brakes engineered for simple to complex heavy-bending applications - TheFabricator.com

Press brakes engineered for simple to complex heavy-bending applications

October 7, 2011

LVD Strippit offers a co-manufactured heavy-duty series of press brakes for simple to complex heavy bending applications. The machines are engineered and manufactured by LVD Co. and its joint-venture company LVD-HD. By offering a flexible approach to the configuration of the machine and using...

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Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports - TheFabricator.com

Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports

October 7, 2011

In a multiyear partnership agreement, Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has been named the official provider of dimensional metrology products and services to Hendrick Motorsports, winner of 10 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series championships in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports is a...

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Hiring activity for October appears weak

October 6, 2011

Continuing a recent pattern of weak job growth in the U.S., hiring in October will be limited in the manufacturing sector and will fall in the service sector compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE)...

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Welding students preserving the past for the future

October 5, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Earlier today I made the final edits to an article to be published next week (Oct. 11) on thefabricator.com. Written by welding instructor and quality manager Carl Smith, a frequent contributor to the Web site, this article, "Don’t junk it; make it better,"  is about welding to extend equipment...

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FMA Communications names group publisher - TheFabricator.com

FMA Communications names group publisher

October 5, 2011

David Brambert has been named group publisher for FMA Communications, Inc., the publishing affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). As group publisher, Brambert is responsible for the strategic direction of FMA's industrial publications, which include...

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ISM ROB: U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in September for 26th consecutive month

October 3, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 28th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued October 3 by Bradley J....

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